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I realize that that which I’m about to say is truly and fully a first-world problem. Here, in southwestern Charlotte, at least in my neighborhood we have two choices for internet service. We can go with TWC (Time Warner Cable) and get speeds up to 100 Mb/second with uptime somewhere in the dozens of minutes. Or, we can go with AT&T U-verse and get 18 Mb/s, but it is very reliable. I tried TWC many times, at least three or…

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It’s Friday afternoon; the house is warm and smells of rotisserie chicken; it’s snowing outside – nature’s little reminder to those of us that live in Charlotte that it’s still winter, and it’s pretty quiet inside, nothing but the hum of the heater, the turning of the rotisserie, and the occasional click of the shutter – well, there is the click of the keyboard keys when I’m working 🙂

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On the way to Munnar, India, the driver stopped for lunch at a local vegetarian restaurant. I went to the washroom to wash my hands before eating and was greeted by this sign, one posted over each of the two sinks available. Interesting. I’m happy to say that ate lunch, without incident, and had no need to vomit in the sink, nor elsewhere. 🙂

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Slightly over a month ago, Christmas Eve, I was parked on the edge of a river, next to several rice paddies. I spent the night on a houseboat in the backwaters of Kerala, brackish lagoon waters off of the Arabian Sea. During the afternoon we cruised the waters, stopping to buy some prawns, then continuing on down the river, finally docking at 5:30 PM because the boats have to leave the river at that time to allow fisherman to have…

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Death may be a bit strong of a word, but let us just say that, for this year, I think that my travel bug will be a bit, shall we say, less adventurous, closer to home, and certainly less expensive. When I added up all of the flight segments and their associated air miles, I covered 32,269 miles in the air. That, my friends, is the total distance around the earth (24,901) and then some! 1.3 times, approximately. I cannot…

Ummm. The fire?

OK. I’ll admit it, I’m not used to seeing fires at a wedding! There you have it. However, at the wedding of Raj and Parthavi, there was plenty of fire to be had. In fact, I think that the priest had a “thing” for fire. The larger the fire got, the more “ceremonial” oil that he added to it. From my vantage point in the front row, I had a good view of the bride & groom as well as…

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